Family HiStory Maps are a type of Story Map that uses GIS to follow the paths taken by your ancestors.
Prior to taking this 62 minute course it is recommended that you view the:
You will also need to have completed the No Coding Family HiStory Maps using ArcGIS for Desktop which creates the map and data that are used as the starting point for this course.
To assist those nervous about whether they have the necessary Python and ArcPy skills, there are *.py files attached to many of the lessons that provide code to copy/paste. The last lesson also has the final Python script and config.xml file attached. A student who has completed a day of introductory Python and ArcPy training (e.g. ArcGIS Quick Start for ArcPy/Python) should have the necessary skills but the course is also suitable for anyone keen to learn ArcPy/Python while working on their Family History.
The course shows you many techniques for writing a Python AddIn toolbar using ArcPy that makes presentation of Family HiStory Maps using ArcGIS for Desktop much more flexible than the "no coding method". Techniques include:
The course is recorded using ArcGIS 10.3.1 for Desktop but can be undertaken using version 10.1 or later. Only a Basic level license is needed to view or present a Family HiStory Map like we do in this course, but to capture/edit attachments (e.g. photos linked to locations), which was done in the No Coding course, requires a Standard or Advanced level license . The ArcGIS for Home Use Program provides a very cost effective route to obtaining an Advanced level license of ArcGIS for Desktop for non-commercial purposes.
A small amount of editing is done on an XML file (config.xml) and for this we use Notepad++.
Graeme provides training, consulting and support in:
He has been using Esri software for over 25 years (18 of those with Esri International Distributors in the United Kingdom and Australia), and Google Earth for more than 5 years, and works with the latest versions of the ArcGIS platform and Google Earth.